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Unit Code: NUR410

Unit Name: Basic Professional Concepts and Communication Skills in Nursing

Description: The course introduces the student to the historical overview of nursing, nursing as a profession, health care delivery system, and scope of practice and competency standards of an enrolled nurse. An overview of the nursing process will be studied including a brief introduction to Orem’s nursing process, with focus on the three nursing systems. Students will also learn the basic communication skills, and dynamics of man to embrace the vitality of the concept of holistic nursing. In the process, the knowledge of man as an individual, culture and spirituality will also be discussed.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Describe the historical overview of nursing. 2. Explain nursing as a profession. 3. Discuss the scope of practice, competency standards and professional ethics. 4. Describe the nursing process and Orem’s nursing systems. 5. Demonstrate effective communication skills. 6. Discuss the concept of holistic nursing.

Prerequisite: Pass in Year 12 examination (or equivalent) and as per Minimum Entry Requirement (MER).

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 1